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2010 New York City Marathon: Shalane Flanagan Finishes Second in Marathon Debut

Shalane Flanagan, former student at Marblehead High School in Massachusetts, finished second in the 2010 ING New York City Marathon, in a time of 2:28:40. It was the first time she'd ever run a marathon (not a bad debut). 

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While at Marblehead, Flanagan was a three-time All-State cross country runner, and earned a first-place All-State finish in the mile. She won the Bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in the 10,000 m (6.21 miles).

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Flanagan's second-place finish is the best by an American woman since Kim Jones placed second in 1990.